Financial news site Quartz announced Monday that it now has 21,000 paying members globally as of the end of June.
Quartz membership features exclusive content. In addition to original reporting from its global newsroom focused on obsessions, Quartz also provides members deeply researched guides on what the economy’s next normal will look like, as well as expert tools and tutorials.
Quartz editor-in-chief Katherine Bell recently penned a column arguing for a more progressive form of business journalism: “If we want a better, more inclusive economy, we need a new, more demanding form of business and economic journalism, one that questions the assumptions our organizations, industries, and economies are built on; investigates not only how the systems that govern them are working now, but how they might be improved; and prepares readers to take action to improve them. In other words, we need business journalism to be more progressive.”
Quartz’s current obsessions, being covered through a global lens, include the climate economy, borders, rethinking cities, future of work, beyond Silicon Valley, how we spend, future of finance, fixing capitalism and because China.
Some of the most-read pieces by members this year include Gen Z consumers are making companies bend to their will, B corporations are pushing to change the way the world works, and a downloadable presentation on How to add purpose to your productivity routine.